Edinburgh Chess Congress Results
1 to 3 April 2005
report by Hugh Flockhart
Click event headers for grading data on the Chess Scotland site
The popular Edinburgh Congress returned to the heart of the city
for its usual Spring slot. While entries were surprisingly down for
the first time in many years, the Championship was extremely hard-fought
and resulted in a 4-way tie for first place between GM Colin McNab,
IM Stephen Mannion, Andrew Burnett, and Keith Ruxton.
|1st =||GM Colin McNab||(Dundee Victoria)||4/5||£190|
|IM Stephen Mannion||(Cathcart)||"||£190|
|Keith Ruxton||(Sandy Bells)||"||£190|
|GP U2100 =||Christopher MacDonald||(Hamilton)||3/5||£20|
|Alan Tate||(Wandering Dragons)||"||£20|
|GP U1900 =||Eoin Campbell||(Wandering Dragons)||2.5/5||£25|
|Andrew McMasters||(Edinburgh University)||"||£25|
Evening News Cup and book prize donated by Chess Suppliers
|GP||Simon Bate||(Civil Service)||4/5||£30|
|1st||Jonathan Weir||(No Club)||4.5/5||£150|
|Adam Bremner||(Bon Accord)||"||£20|
|Matthew Smith-Mearns||(Robert Gordon)||"||£20|
|Stephen McKee||(Edinburgh West)||"||£110|
The winning move was Qxb7 £30 Keith Ruxton (Sandy Bells)
Giant Killing Prize £30
In the Knights Event, Ali Roy (Carrick) with a grade of 515 defeated David Watson (Corstorphine) 1188 a grading difference of 673 points.
Swindlers Prize £10
Won by Adam Bremner (Bon Accord).
Donated and judged by Geoff Chandler of Chandler Cornered www.chessedinburgh.co.uk
Best Game Prize £30
Andrew Burnett (Glenrothes) for his win as white over Christopher
MacDonald (Hamilton) in Round 1 of the Premier Event.
Judged by Geoff Chandler of Chandler Cornered www.chessedinburgh.co.uk